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Swiss Watching

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 9781857885873
Genre : Travel
File Size : 72.85 MB
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FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR One country, four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.5 million people (but only 80% of them Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland may be almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the centre of Europe. Welcome to the landlocked island. Switzerland is the country that not only gave us triangular chocolate and holey cheese, but also the world’s first Toilet Duck (1980) and Velcro (1955). A country famous for its punctual trains and strict neutrality – but what lies behind these stereotypes? What does Switzerland look like from the inside? Swiss Watching is a revealing historical journey around Europe's most individual and misunderstood country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Swiss Watching proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks and skis, francs and cheese. In the land of cultural contradictions, this is a picture of the real and normally unseen Switzerland, a place where the breathtaking scenery shaped a nation not just a tour itinerary, and where tradition is as important as innovation. It's also the story of its people, who have more power than their politicians, but can't speak to one another in the same language – and who own more guns per head than the people of Iraq. As for those national clichés, well, not all the cheese has holes, cuckoo clocks aren’t Swiss and the trains don’t always run exactly on time. And if you think Roger Federer is the only famous Swiss big cheese, think again!
Category: Travel

Swiss Watching 3rd Edition

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 9781473699724
Genre : Travel
File Size : 84.17 MB
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New updated edition, new statistics and Epilogue One country, four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.5 million people (but only 80% of them Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland may be almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the centre of Europe. Welcome to the landlocked island. Swiss Watching is a fascinating journey around Europe s most individual and misunderstood country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Diccon Bewes proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks and skis, francs and cheese. This book dispels the myths and unravels the true meaning of Swissness. In a land of cultural contradictions, this is a picture of the real and normally unseen Switzerland, a place where the breathtaking scenery shaped a nation not just a tour itinerary, and where tradition is as important as innovation. It's also the story of its people, who have more power than their politicians, but can't speak to one another in the same language and who own more guns per head than the people of Iraq. As for those national clichés, well, not all the cheese has holes, cuckoo clocks aren't Swiss and the trains don't always run exactly on time.
Category: Travel

Slow Train To Switzerland

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 9781857889765
Genre : Travel
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In June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and a half later, travel writer Diccon Bewes, author of the bestselling Swiss Watching, decided to go where she went and see what she saw. Guided by her diary, he followed the same route to discover how much had changed and how much hadn't. She went in search of adventure, he went in search of her, and found far more than he expected. Slow Train to Switzerland is the captivating account of two trips through the Alps: hers glimpsing the future of travel, his revisiting its past. Together they make a journey to remember. This is a tale of trains and tourists, of the British and the Swiss, of a Victorian traveller and a modern-day Englishman abroad. It is the story of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever.
Category: Travel

Switzerland

Author : Patricia Levy
ISBN : 9781502603449
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 74.12 MB
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This book explores the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Switzerland. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Report

Author : Commonwealth Shipping Committee
ISBN : UOM:39015087752237
Genre : Shipping
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Category: Shipping

Ms Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006748284
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

Hoard S Dairyman

Author :
ISBN : WISC:89047797121
Genre : Cattle
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Category: Cattle

The Ecologist

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ISBN : UOM:39015057388152
Genre : Ecology
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Category: Ecology

Rural New Yorker

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ISBN : UOM:39015084393704
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture